How To Keep Your Skin Blemish-Free
Sixty million people in the USA alone have acne. Against popular belief, it is not a teen predicament anymore. The average age of the acne sufferer increased during the last decade from 20.5 to 26.5 years old. And acne doesn’t know any boundaries, as it affects individuals of any ethnic group, economic strata and skin type.
Adult acne, whether you're in your 20s, 30s, 40s or even 50s, is a manifestation of an internal imbalance that leads to the overproduction of sebum (skin oil) by the sebaceous glands. This extra sebum together with dead skin cells and dirt create an ideal condition for bacteria to form, which results in inflammation that presents itself as acne (pimples, cysts, whiteheads, blackheads, etc.).
How to treat adult acne
To treat acne, one needs to rebalance the body and "reprogram" the sebaceous glands to produce a normal amount of sebum. This "rebalancing act" can only be done internally. Some topical products may help in reducing inflammation and controlling bacteria, but if they contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, they will also dry and sensitize your skin. If they are antibiotics, they will create photosensitivity and other concerns. Topical products are not effective, however, in eliminating the causes of acne and preventing new pimples from coming.
Can I really get rid of acne?
An additional challenge in addressing adult acne is created by the fact that it is mostly a chronic condition and many individuals cannot believe that they can actually get rid of it. Untreated acne pimples may last (on and off) for decades with worse and better periods and may cause permanent scarring (acne marks).
The only way to treat acne is to prevent new pimples and cysts from forming by removing the cause(s) of acne.
Your first steps to becoming acne-free
Seeing is believing. You are not alone (there are 60 million just like you!). And there is a light at the end of the tunnel. New natural treatments offer effective and safe alternatives that will help you to get acne-free for good.